Thursday, October 20, 2005
Medicare Q.I. bill signed, but...
The President today signed HR 3971, which among other things extends the Medicare Qualified Individual program that pays Medicare Part B premiums for some low-income people. There is post on this below. But the bill does take something away -- Medicare and Medicaid will no longer pay for some erectile dysfunction medications in 2006 (Medicaid) and 2007 (Medicare). I can't find any news stories yet on Bush's signature, just this note on WhiteHouse.gov. Also, Kaisernetwork.org has some background and links on bill here.
Posted by John Cutter at 8:57 PM